- Policies and plans
Kiribati: Disaster risk management plan 2012
The National Disaster Risk Management Plan (NDRMP) is enabled by the National Disaster Management Act 1993, the Draft National Disaster Management Plan 1995 and the Draft National Disaster Plan 2010.
The Plan embraces an all hazards approach that is to be utilised by all ministries, departments, divisions, offices and other key stakeholders, in all aspects of Disaster Risk Management (DRM). The arrangements are designed to ensure that disaster preparedness and the outcome of disaster events inform sustainable development strategy, and link to the annual strategic planning and budgeting cycles, it also provides consistency with the themes within the Pacific Regional Framework for Action for Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters 2005 – 2015. The Plan is also advised by the Environment Act 1999 and the National Adaptation Program for Action (NAPA).
The details provided in the three parts of the Plan are intended to guide stakeholder decision making in all aspects of the DRM continuum, and successful implementation will be based on the commitment of those with specific roles and responsibilities within the plan.
The governance framework (included in Part 3) is the mechanism by which the Plan will maintain relevance and currency to the Government of Kiribati and its communities in enhancing resilience to the impact of disasters.